Board Member Joanna Gentugaya, wife of Monkayo Mayor Ramil Gentugaya, is reportedly interested to run for congresswoman in District 1 of Compostela Valley.
Inasmuch that Congresswoman Maricar Zamora is now on her last term, at least two incumbent officials are reportedly interested for the post by 2019 election, and the other is Cong. Maricar’s father ex-Cong. and last-termer Vice Gov. Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora.
Sources said Board Member Joanna is taking a crack to apply for said post inasmuch that it is considered “vacant” for anybody in the PDP-Laban party to apply on the run-up to the filing of certificate of candidacy for the 2019 midterm election.
Recently, almost all of the incumbent elected officials in the province from provincial down to barangay levels swore in the mass oath-taking of new PDP-Laban members whipped up by Speaker Bebot Alvarez and Senate President Koko Pimentel. They, led by Gov. Tyron Uy and his father political kingpin and senior Board Member Chiongkee Uy, abandoned the Liberal Party.
Political pundits have speculated that Congw. Maricar would “swap posts” with her father by aspiring for vice governor in the next polls.
“BM Joanna would try to apply hoping she might be the party’s pick,” a pundit dared venture a futuristic guess this early.
First-termer Joanna is a scion of a rich family having intensive businesses in Davao City, Mindanao. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)